Vegetarian Burger-Take Two

My passion to develop an amazing veg burger began when, last summer, I excitedly found a beet burger recipe that looked promising. After roasting, cooling and grating beets all while leaving a red trail of beet juice on everything I touched, I was left disappointed. Completely. The beet burger recipe (which I followed to the…

Herbed mushroom and chive soup

I feel with all of the cold, wintery weather hammering my poor friends and family back in Ontario (sorry) I wanted to make it up to you by: a)not bragging it is going to be plus five this week in Calgary, buttttt b) also provide this warming, umami-rich soup. I LOVE mushrooms. I sincerely mean…

Veganuary blues

I have been curiously watching this Venaguary trend and seeing a lot of well-intentioned people try to pick up plant eating. At http://www.veganuary.com, there is a great resource for those seeking enlightenment into all things vegan. There is even a food essentials kit that I highly recommend reading as it gives newbies the ideas on…

Quinoa + Wild Rice Pilaf with ” Scallops “

Incorporating plant into your regular, every day meals doesn’t need to be a lot of work. The biggest challenge will always be protein, and finding ways to sneak that in without filling your plate full of beans. I am not saying beans don’t have their place in your vegetarian or plant-forward eating lifestyle, but they…

Plant Resolutions? You Got This.

I was stunned to read how many people are considering adding plants to their diet in 2019. It wasn’t too long ago when finding a vegan or vegetarian restaurant was like trying to play a game of Where’s Waldo-without the colourful and curious-looking character (unless we are talking about the stereotyped hipsters who seemed to…

Potato and Leek Soup (for Cheryl)

I had a request for the potato and leek soup I posted to Instagram the other day, so here it is! Ingredients: 3 large leeks with dark green stems removed – scrubbed well and sliced 2 Tbsp butter 2 cloves minced garlic 4 cups vegetable broth 2 lbs potatoes (Yukon gold or Russet), peeled, diced…

“Not Your Bestie’s” Avo-Toast

  Ahhh….the love/hate we have with Avocado toast. It is good, full of healthy fats, but I know, I know, it has been so done already. But what if we could take it to another level of taste? One that refreshes and ignites your tastebuds first thing and delivers an amazing balance of everything you…

French Onion Quiche

I was lucky enough to visit France in my 30’s, and really enjoy some darn good food. Although, one of my favourite memories is grabbing a bottle of red, a ham and cheese sandwich and sitting at a fountain in the 2nde arrondissement at 11 am people watching while getting publicly intoxicated. Let me tell…